Microsoft PowerPoint may be the most widely used presentation software, but it has received a lot of criticism over the years and when used poorly can have devastating effects. Many alternatives have arisen, both methods and applications. Here are a few.
- Single image per slide with little to no text
- Lots of slides, synchronized with speech, blank backgrounds, few words, advanced very quickly, perhaps one second per slide, text repeats spoken word
- “Pech-ATCH-ka” (Japanese for “chit-chat”)
- 20 images for 20 seconds each
- 5 minute presentations using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds
- “Enlighten us, but make it quick!”
- Using slides as illustrations for an orally related story
- Using prepared content in a collaborative presentation tool, allowing the audience to participate in revising the content
- Dynamic video from your static images and music
- Part of the Apple iWork Suite
- (For Mac users only)
- Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with lots of beautiful layouts.
- Part of our OWU Bishop Apps
- Can be used as traditional slideware or used collaboratively
- Part of the OpenOffice.org Suite
- Available for PC and Mac, and comes with most Linux distributions
- And it’s free!
- Zooming presentation software using a broad canvas instead of slides